Weddings at the Leeds Library
…reader, I married them…

“The Leeds Library truly is the one of the most magical venues in the centre of Leeds.
The venue gives off a ‘Harry Potter’ or ‘Beauty and the Beast’ effect and the Library itself is hidden away from the hustle & bustle of the streets below.
All of our guests gasped at the beauty of the Library and many have made plans to visit again in a personal capacity.
The Library staff, especially Sarah, will look after you from the moment you book. With regular email catch ups to check in; taking away that much hated wedding planning stress.
If you’re looking for a venue that’s unique, beautiful & magical – the Leeds Library is the place for you.”
Mark and Scott, 25 July 2021

The Leeds Library is the oldest membership subscription library of its kind in the UK. Our gorgeous library was founded in 1768, making it the oldest cultural institution in Leeds (and older than the USA!). We moved into our current building in 1808, and our beautifully well-preserved building now rests on its laurels as a Grade II* listed rare example of a Georgian public library.
Whether you’re seeking an intimate venue for a few select guests or something larger, we offer a romantic setting for literary lovers and couples looking for a unique and authentic venue across the UK.

We are licensed to host civil ceremonies in the New Room of the Library, which was added to our building in the Victorian era after the end of its life as a Leeds Intelligencer newspaper printers.  This room can seat up to 80 guests, and features a beautiful glass roof and ornamental balcony.

Our stunning Library offers space for unique and cherished photos of your special day.

We will work closely with you to plan your day, offering a personal service for your wedding, discussing individual needs in order to make your day special and memorable.

For more information and to discuss your wedding plans, please contact Sarah West on 0113 245 3071 or

Full details of rates and fees can be found in our wedding pack, downloadable here: The Leeds Library Weddings Info Pack

Please note that (with the exception of enquiries that we have already received) we are no longer taking bookings for 2024. We are still taking bookinsg for 2025.)

More photos of our spaces (and theme ideas!) can be found on our Pinterest here:

Coming Soon – The Next Chapter

We are excited to announce the expansion of The Leeds Library into our neighboring building, which we anticipate being completed by Autumn 2023!
As well as making us fully accessible with the addition of a lift, we will be able to offer a custom designed and dedicated event space perfect for your evening reception. The space will be sympathetically designed to bring the ambience of the historic library into the new building.
If you would like to find out more information about the expansion, or about hiring the library for your wedding reception, please contact


The photos on this page show the Leeds Library styled by our friends Perfect Venue Dressing:

Events at The Leeds Library